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ENGLISH EX­CUR­SIONS

From a spec­tac­u­lar house de­signed by artist Grayson Perry to light­ships, forts and one of the old­est pur­pose-built cin­e­mas in Eng­land, Es­sex is a county packed with his­tory and mys­tery.

IN SEARCH OF LAWRENCE OF ARA­BIA

A jour­ney around Dorset on the trail of one of Eng­land’s most enig­matic and in­spi­ra­tional heroes.

A ROYAL AL­BUM

As the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh cel­e­brate their 70th wed­ding an­niver­sary, we pay trib­ute in pho­to­graphs and look back at their life to­gether.

TRAMS INTO TOWN

For a boy grow­ing up in the city in the 1950s, a ride on one of Sh­effield’s trams pro­vided an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence. With a col­lec­tion of nos­tal­gic pho­to­graphs as il­lus­tra­tions, our writer re­calls some mem­o­rable out­ings.

IN ENG­LAND — NOW!

If you want to com­mis­sion a new one or have a child­hood favourite that needs restor­ing to its for­mer glory, the Tet­bury Rock­ing Horse Works in Glouces­ter­shire is the place to go. We ob­serve the skill and crafts­man­ship at first hand.

DO YOU BE­LIEVE IN FAIRIES?

From “A Mid­sum­mer Night’s Dream” and “Puck of Pook’s Hill” to the tiny danc­ing fig­ures pho­tographed by two school­girls at Cot­tin­g­ley in 1917, the Lit­tle Peo­ple flit in and out of English his­tory, lit­er­a­ture and leg­end. Plus...reg­u­lar features in­clud­ing Post Box, Notes from a Cot­tage Gar­den, Lon­don Pride, A Royal His­tory of Eng­land, Nelson’s Col­umn, etc.

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